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What Not to Say to Singles

We know that under the unkind, or condescending words you speak to us, you are trying to encourage.  So here are a few things happily-married, engaged, or otherwise coupled friends–with your good, lovely intentions–should avoid saying to singles.

Caffeine’s Benefits and Dangers

Many people forget—caffeine is a drug. It alters mood, behavior, and the chemical workings of your body. There are probably more people addicted to caffeine than any other drug on the planet. Maybe more than all other drugs combined. So you might be surprised to hear me say—that’s not necessarily a bad thing....

6 Myths That are Killing Your Marriage

I’ll never forget the thrill of being a newlywed – the ecstasy, stunning new realities, and fulfillment that was beyond expectation and description. But I quickly learned that this stage of marriage is short lived. Sooner or later, the valley will come. 

A Prayer for When You Are Waiting on the Lord

Are you currently in a place of waiting? Though we’re all familiar with it, we can often grow wearing in our waiting, and our hearts grow heavy with worry and doubt.   Sometimes we might wonder if God has forgotten about us or given up on us....

But take heart...find your encouragement.

A Christian Couple's Journey to Adoption

This touching story follows the journey of a young Christian couple who, after trying to conceive for nine years, finally get to meet their adopted baby boy, Jacob, for the first time.

Not a dry eye in the office!

How to Avoid Emotional Eating

Planning to watch a sad movie? Beware: It may make you pig out on the popcorn!

Robin Miller, MD, tells us why, and gives us suggestions to avoid emotional eating.  

Christian Coffee Shop Owner Donates 100 Free Cars to Single Moms

Did you hear about a new coffee company that calls itself the “anti-Starbucks”?  They are offering free cars to 100 single moms – all in the name of Christ.

And lives are being changed by it!

Give Yourself a Raise!

Sure, we're all supposed to pay taxes.  But every year, millions of Americans set their income-tax withholding too high. By making what amounts to an interest-free loan to Uncle Sam, these taxpayers are forfeiting the opportunity to earn a return on their money.

How to Fall Back in Love with Your Spouse

Why can’t it be like it used to be when the two of you first married? Why don’t you two feel the same way about each other that you once did? 

More importantly, what can be done to fall back in love with your spouse?

Dating after 40: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

After years of self-examination, we should know ourselves a lot better, know how to communicate our needs and wants to others, and have wisdom about what the red flags are and how to set boundaries.

Finding the best relationship for you and your future will be much easier if you avoid these common pitfalls.

When Getting What You Always Wanted Still Isn’t Enough

Four bad relationships later, I realized glass slippers were really hard to walk in (plus, I could never figure out that trademark loose-tendril-Princess-bun) Prince Charming didn’t exist.

Well, I was right—and wrong. It turns out there is a Prince, but I’d confused His identity with ones in fleshly form....

For Mothers of Prodigals - 6 Reasons to Keep Hoping

Brokenhearted mama, it’s ok to cry. But cry in the arms of your Savior. Don’t be afraid to ask Him for great and mighty things on behalf of your child. Trust Him for a miracle!

Here are 6 reasons to keep on hoping....

Parenting: Do We Really Know What We're Doing?

You think you’ve got this parenting thing all figured out. You know the right Bible verses, the squares on the consequences chart, and the ways to handle pretty much any situation. Then—life.

Simple Steps Toward Saving Money

Putting money in a savings account seems simple enough, yet it's a struggle for many.  While there has been an upward trend in the amount being socked away each year, increasing savings account balances can help Americans meet their long-term goals, such as retirement.

Here's help in building your savings account; giving you a clear course of action and setting specific goals.

What Color Was Jesus?

There’s a question that lingers in the minds of some people, a question often stirred up by racial tension, political debate, or for historical accuracy. What color was Jesus? 

Where's what we know, and the importance of it. 

Is It Inappropriate to Inspect My Partner's Phone?

"Is it appropriate to ask someone if you can look at their phone/messages?"

The answer may surprise you....

Stay-At-Home Date Night Ideas to Try

When was the last time you enjoyed a date? Going on a date is a wonderful way to reconnect, de-stress, and catch up with one another. But finances, childcare, or lack of things to do near home can make that difficult.

Here are some fun date ideas that don't include the TV at all!

You Become How You Worship

Do you long for a deeper, richer life of worship?  HOW we worship is just as important as the act itself.  

Here's the worship God is looking for - and how it will transform YOU.

Is God Calling You to Leave Your Job, But Money Is an Issue?

Do you feel God asking you to leave your job and step into something new, yet you’re worried about the financial implications? If so, here are five truths that encourage me when it comes to releasing money worries. I hope they encourage you

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